…and I’ve already finished hand quilting a piece, configured the quilt guild blocks (with enormous help from my friend Elaine), completed a toddler sweater, pickled beets from my garden and started weeding. PHEW! Yes, I am on summer break. I didn’t mention the naps that I indulged in because that seems unfair to those that cannot (which would be me ten months out of the year!) Who knew that naps could be so redemptive?
Oh, and I also finished the top and back of a baby quilt for a friend. I’m waiting on batting. It’s been very hot and humid in my part of NYS, so staying indoors is not a stretch! The electric bill will be frightening as the AC has been running pretty much nonstop. But hey, I ask you, who can sew in the heat? Or knit?
Coming to the end of this project – short rows await. (My computer is still on the fritz – it will not accept new images, and I’m waiting on the tech guy to walk me through adjustments that may or may not help).
I’m using Carol Sunday’s exquisite yarn Nirvana in shell pink. It’s so delicate and the drape is perfection.
The house is very still without Harley, but Tula and I are holding our own. She sits at the window and gazes out – I wish that I could read her thoughts. It may be time for another Oscar play date! There has been some talk of adoption, but it seems premature. I know that there are many many wonderful dogs in shelters waiting for a forever home, but I’d like for this home to be fully ready, and my heart open – not there yet.